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Texas State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN MARCOS, TX

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 26,527 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas State acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 57% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.

About

601 UNIVERSITY DR
SAN MARCOS, TX 78666
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Texas State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,385 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,224 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 384 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 487 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 487 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    59%
  • On Campus
    34%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,527 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,648
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 361 responses
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Young
    6%
  • Different
    5%
  • Intelligent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 563 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 660 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 382 responses
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    37%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    12%
  • Great Education in a great location
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    8%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    8%
  • A good introduction into university life
    7%
  • Party school
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 261 responses

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